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Stock Car Ride Along

Pocono Raceway

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Overview
Ride in the passenger side of a 600 horsepower stock car as you zoom around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. The thrills, memories and photos will last a lifetime.
  • 3 or 6 lap options, top speeds of 150 MPH, the ultimate ride of a lifetime!
  • Meticulously prepared, 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock cars
  • Racing suits and helmets included
  • Real cars, real track, real fast!
  • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car at Pocono experience!
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA

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AM times are typically 9:30 to 11:30 

PM times are typically 12:30 to 2:30 

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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 14 years old
    • Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along. If a parent is unable to attend the track date, they must sign a waiver in advance and have it notarized
    • Participants must be between 5'0" - 6'4"and 100 - 300 pounds
    • Participants must be in good health and be able to enter and exit the car unassisted through a window opening 15" high x 30" wide, sitting 36" off the ground, with little or no assistance
    • Please call Cloud 9 Living prior to purchase if there is any question surrounding participant meeting these height/weight/physical requirements, to ensure participation is possible
    • Professional photos are available for purchase on the day of the experience
    Duration
    3 or 6 lap options. Please plan on being at the track approximately 1-1.5 hours for sign in, instruction, racing, personal time, etc.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    This experience is for 1 participant per car
    Spectators
    You can bring your friends and family to the track. At the track is a special seating area available for spectators to safely watch the action. It's recommended that spectators bring blankets and lawn chairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. However, it does run in rain. Every effort will be made to operate all sessions. You are required to report to the track and register in person on your scheduled date, regardless of current or forecasted conditions. Failure to report to the track in person will result in a no-show, thereby forfeiting your opportunity to participate in the experience. Refunds are not provided for no-shows or weather-related cancellations. In the event that the driving school cancels your session, you will be provided a rain check, good for one year from that date, to complete your program.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
    Is there an age requirement?
    Participants must be at least 14 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along. If a parent is unable to attend the track date, they must sign a waiver in advance and have it notarized.
    Do I need a driver's license?
    No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
    Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds, and a maximum of 6'4'' and 300 pounds. Participants must be in good health, and be able to enter and exit the car unassisted through a window opening 15" high x 30" wide, sitting 36" off the ground, with little or no assistance. Please call Cloud 9 Living prior to purchase if there is any question surrounding participant meeting these height/weight/physical requirements, to ensure participation is possible.
    What is the track like?
    Pocono Raceway has long been recognized as one of NASCAR's most competitive tracks in the NASCAR circuit, featuring two NASCAR Cup races each year. The 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway has a unique design, with each of its 3 turns modeled after a different track in the US. Turn 1: (14-degree banking) is modeled after the former Trenton Speedway. Turn 2: (sometimes referred to as "The Tunnel Turn") reflects the 8-degree banking of the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 3: (6-degree banking) features aspects of the renowned Milwaukee Mile. Although referred to as a tri-oval track style, the Pocono Raceway's turns are more similar to a triangle shape, as its turns are much sharper than other typical tri-oval tracks (such as Daytona).
    Can guests come along to the race track?
    Yes, we encourage you to bring friends and family! The track will have a special seating area available for them to safely watch the action. We recommend that spectators bring blankets/lawn chairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
    How far in advance should I book?
    We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance.
    What should I wear?
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed-toed shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
    Can I bring my own gear?
    Participants are welcome to bring their own helmet and driving suit. The helmet must be SA2000 and the suit must be at least a single layer Nomex. All participant gear will be inspected by the Track Operator for formal approval on the day of the experience. The driving school will provide a replacement if participant is not authorized to use any of his/her own gear.
    What is the policy on rain?
    This experience is weather dependent. However, it does run in the rain. Every effort will be made to operate all sessions. You are required to report to the track and register in person on your scheduled date, regardless of current or forecasted conditions. Failure to report to the track in person will result in a no-show, thereby forfeiting your opportunity to participate in the experience. Refunds are not provided for no-shows or weather-related cancellations. In the event that the driving school cancels your session, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from that date to complete your program.
    What is the cancellation policy?
    Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Livings standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. You may reschedule up to 30 days prior to your reserved date with a $35.00 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If for some reason you can not attend on your reserved date, you may send a substitution at no additional charge. Refunds will not be offered.
    Is local area lodging available?
    Yes, accommodations are available in the area.We advise waiting to make travel and lodging arrangements until you receive your final confirmation email from Cloud 9 Living. Your confirmation email will include contact information for your experience provider, who can recommend local lodging options.
    Can I get a photo of my experience?
    Professional photos are available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience. The costs are $25 each or 3 for $55. Prices are subject to change.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. You may reschedule up to 30 days prior to your reserved date with a $35.00 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If for some reason you can not attend on your reserved date, you may send a substitution at no additional charge. Refunds will not be offered.

    Customer Reviews
    (22 reviews)
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    “The ride has checked off one more bucket list item. It’s given me a better idea of what it’s like to be in a race for 3 hours. Very cool experience.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good morning, Steven! WOW! That IS very cool.  Thank you for sharing! Kasia
    “It was an awsome experience and a adrenaline rush”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good morning, Felipe! Wow, that's great! Thank you for sharing!  Cheers,  Kasia 
    “My ride along was fantastic . . . I really got the sensation that I was just "on the edge" of getting to know the wall more up close & personal than I wanted to. All of the people were very kind, helpful & added to the overall great experience.”
    “Wonderful!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Cheers! Kasia
    “This was an amazing experience. I did the drive along with Shuan, it was so much much to see what it's to be on a race track. I would recommend this to anyone. The drive along was perfect for me as I am not one that likes to go fast, but it was nice to be in a car that did go fast just to experience the speed and the riding around the track.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Bobbi. A big thank you for sharing, and for the recommendation!  
    “AWESOME ---- over to quick. Would do it again, recommend anyone who likes racing to give it a try. The ride along gave us a faster experience but the people who drove appeared just as happy.”
    “Maybe it's just me, but I thought 3 laps meant 3 FULL laps. I only counted 2 laps on the track (same as last year!). Just a little confused. Otherwise, a GREAT experience, will probably do it again next year. ”
    “This ride was way way way better than I expected!!!!! What a thrill!!”
    “Definitely a great experience, it was just over too fast -- for the money I expected a little more. ”
    “This was the coolest thing I have ever done. As soon as I got out of the car, I wanted to get the charge card and go for another round. Three laps goes so quickly. I guess that's the point, is to go fast. Not something I would do on my own. Can't wait for next year to do it again. My driver was very friendly, and the person helping me get buckled in was very funny. Thanks for a great experience. ”
    “I did a 3-lap ride along at Dover (Monster Racing) last year and didn't think it could be much better. Wow, was I wrong! Dover did 1 lap in a van, so there were only 2 laps in the race car, and Dover is only a mile-long track. Pocono was 3 full laps in the car on a 2 1/2 mile track. What really made the whole experience even better was the friendly staff. The driver and the pit guy made conversation while I was being buckled in and actually seemed interested in how my ride went. My wife even had a ride along too. We started making plans for next year before we were off the track. Great job and THANK YOU!”
    “Even though I have driven a number of different race cars in the past, I looked forward to the ride along because I never had experienced the speeds we would reach. That was what made it so exhilarating. The staff that assisted me and the driver were all first rate. Perfect gift for auto racing enthusiasts!”
    “What a great experience being in a Nascar. The Driver was experienced and careful but ensured that it was exciting and worth the price. I would definitely recommend the experience. Also the Pocono raceway folks were awesome.”
    “Fantastic!”
    “My wife booked the stock car ride for me as a Christmas gift. I enjoyed it very much & we are planning to go back so that she can take a ride too. We've already told many friends how much fun it was & they are very interested in booking rides in the future.”
    “I am writing this instead of William. I purchased three Stock Car Ride Alongs for my son, nephew and son-in-law. We gathered as families at the Pocono Racetrack and it was a lot of fun. Lindsay Koch of Cloud Nine was excellent in answering my personal questions and concerns. I asked her to schedule us at a certain time together and she made it seem easy. FYI: maybe you know this but when you arrive at the track and sign up you can just get in line to take the ride with really no worrying about the appointment time. I also asked Lindsay a question about noise level given that we were bringing the kids and she found out for us. Even by email I got great customer service. Thanks again for a great family adventure. Janet Carswell ”
    “It was a great experience, one that I will always cherish. The only drawback is that it's over before you know it lol.The next step is to get behind the wheel. I have a new respect for the Pocono Raceway after this experience. Thank you very much Brian Comerford Sr Ps: the driver and the staff were excellent in the help they gave”
    “This was a Christmas gift I bought for my husband. We were both thrilled for the day to come when he would finally enjoy the ride along experience. I was pleased with the booking, the directions weren't that clear. I recommend adding an actual address to plot on your gps to avoid confusion. We were greeted rather quickly and the wait time for the car was not long at all. However, when my so that that was a plus husband came back from the ride I asked if he enjoyed it and he responded, "it was OK". He said that the driver only went up to 140-145 the least, and wasn't friendly and didn't bother to interact with him. He asked him a few questions but the driver's reply was that he had to pay attention to the ear radio and couldn't talk. I understand he had to pay attention while driving but at least some type of interaction or excitement from the driver would of helped with the experience. ”
    “I had such a great time with my Birthday gift given to me by my wife. My wife did inform me that the Nascar ride was suppose to be 3-laps and NOT the 2- laps the driver took me on. Thanks, Jason Gonzalez”
    “Totally amazing experience. I loved the rush you get at 165 MPH! Can't wait to try again.”
    “Great adventure! Wonderful experience!”
    “I had a fantastic day with my family and I would do it all over again Thks for making it a great memory for me.”

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